Putting the Country First

posted on April 26th, 2009 by in Article, Politics

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It´s Sunday. Time for some good news. Despite the announcement of tax increases on Thursday, the streets of Jamaica did not see the violence expected by some political figures upfront. In order to prevent day-long protests with cars burning and roads being blocked for days like it happened when gas taxes in Jamaica were risen last time in 1999, the government had the army deployed before Finance and Planning Minister Audley Shaw announced the increases (via Reuters).

And while there are still rumours that protests might break out tomorrow, the forces have´t had to take any actions so far. More in today´s Observer.